Sparkle Wherever You Go
" How is it possible that being with such sensitive jewels as the eyes,
such enchanted musical instruments as the ears,
and such fabulous arabesque of nerves as the brain,
can experience itself be anything less than magnificent. "
~ Alan Watts ~
" We are nature and the rays of light, Full of hope and changing like the seasons,
Which breathes and lives as a thousand stars shine,
Like birds that take flight into the winds of freedom.
Since our first breath and our first dawn,
With a rising depth and an infinite desire,
Together we voyage from where we are from,
To this marvelous beauty that is our inner fire.
Together we are the eyes and the inner soul.
In this immense beauty forever alive,
We sheltered all our dreams in our world,
And its sunshine for we are its' mirrored light.
To see forth the light of the sun,
And to understand we are as one,
We will gaze at the evening stars
And feel them in our hearts.
All these days change us all from inside Our pain will fade away to afar,
Far away from us from our time,
It will go to meet the stars.
These dreamlike emotions within us all,
Moments that came that never faded away,
Memories from times when our heartbeats called,
All our troubles replaced day by day.
Eternal with depth and resembling a calm sea,
Deep in our soul there remains a deep sight,
Year after year the same colours in all we see,
For we are the beauty that reflects the light.
To hear the unsaid thoughts,
The silence through the storm,
Emotions spoken without the words,
Freedom like an unbound bird. "
~ Patrick Graven ~
In J. Ruth Gendler’s The Book of Qualities (NY: Harper, 1988), 75 abstract Human Qualities come to life, walking and talking. From Beauty to Compassion, from Pleasure to Terror, from Resignation to Joy - here is an insightful exploration of the rich diversity of human qualities.
Beauty is startling. She wears a gold shawl in the summer and sells seven kinds of honey at the flea market. She is young and old at once.
Courage has roots. She sleeps on a futon on the floor and lives close to the ground. Courage looks you straight in the eye.
Faith lives in the same apartment building as Doubt. When Faith was out of town visiting her uncle in the hospital, Doubt fed the cat and watered the asparagus fern. Faith is comfortable with Doubt because she grew up with him. Their mothers are cousins. Her friends fear that Faith is a bit stupid.
Fear has a large shadow, but he himself is quite small. He has a vivid imagination.
Pleasure is wild and sweet. She likes purple flowers. She loves the sun and the wind and the night sky. She carries a silver bowl full of liquid moonlight.
Perfection is careful but not cautious. She burned her hands many times before she learned to pay attention.
By giving a Personality to our Own Characteristics we can get to know them better & PAY ATTENTION to " who "we are hanging out with daily.
☛ How are you Feeling Today?
☛ Recall a Moment of Intense Gratitude
☛ What in your Life do you Truly Treassure ?
☛ Who in your Life do you Truly Treassure ?
☛ What was the favourite part of your day ?
☛ Which 5 qualities do you want to have MORE presence in your life ?
☛ Which 3 qualities do you want to have LESS presence in your life ?
☛ Are there any of the Qualities that you would want to explore getting to know better ? State you intent here . . .
☛ What needs to happen this week for you to experience more flow and alignment ?
☛ Where does beauty exist in your Life?
☛ What is something you want to celebrate today ?
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